Duterte maintains “very good” SWS satisfaction rating

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained his “very good” satisfaction rating during the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of a survey by SWS on Monday.

Social Weather Stations  revealed a net public satisfaction rating of +63 for President Duterte which qualifies as “very good.” With 1,200 respondents from March 25 to 28, he got an unchanged rating from December last year.

75 percent of the total respondents said they were “satisfied” with the President’s performance while only 12 percent were “dissatisfied” and the other 12 percent were “undecided.”

Duterte got a “very good” +64 in Metro Manila followed by +62 in Visayas. He also had the same “very good” SWS rating across all socioeconomic classes. Class ABC respondents got him +56 from +52, a maintained +64 from December in class D or the “masa” and a decline of one point from +61 to +60 among class E.

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Meanwhile, his score in Luzon of +51 in March has suffered a decline of 9 points from his rating in December of +60, however he gained 13 points in Mindanao from +74 to +87; tagging it as “excellent.”

Duterte’s overall score was sustained by +87 “excellent” rating he received from his bailiwick Mindanao, as reported by SWS; offsetting his decline in Luzon.

The President was inspired by the survey results, according to Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella as stated in an ABS-CBN news report. “We value this public trust, and will continue to work hard to serve the best interests of the people – and fulfill the vision of a nation worthy of the Filipino people,” Abella added.

The face-to-face interview survey was conducted after ex-Magdalo officer-turned-congressman Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against President Duterte over his pursuance on the state policy of extrajudicial killings allegedly linked to his war on drugs.